Tonight Hotel Vegas and The Volstead Lounge will host a special Red Bull Panamérika event featuring Nacional Records artist Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS) and Guadalajara-based DJ duo Los Master Plus. The concert is part of the four city mini “Wazzap Tour” that kicked off last night in Dallas and stops in Austin, Houston, New Orleans.
MIS is the music moniker of Camilo Lara, who was once head of A&R and then president of EMI Music Mexico. The Nacional Records recording artist is one of the leaders of the new era of Mexican sonidos which include fusing early-20th-century corridos with electronica. No stranger to Austin, Wazzup Tour headliner MIS was the Pachanga Fest headliner in 2009 and has even performed at Southwestern University’s Cluster Fest in 2011. MIS is scheduled to perform tonight at 11 p.m.
Co-headliners Los Master Plus are composed of DJs El Comanche and Larry Mon. They are part of the new wave of the cumbiatrónica movement coming from Mexico. Austin got their first look at the duo and their epic bigotes at this year’s Pachanga Latino Music Fest in May. The group turned heads at Pachanga with the same Spanish language Kings of Leon cover, “Sex En Fuego,” that helped them become a YouTube viral sensation. Los Master Plus are scheduled to perform at 9:45 p.m.
After the Wazzup Tour headliners are done, some of the fellas from Austin-based Latin DJ crew Peligrosa will keep the party going inside Volstead Lounge. The Hotel Vegas stage will feature late performances from Austin-based Selena tribute band, Selena y Los Burritos, and Hidden Ritual performing in Spanish.
Hotel Vegas is located at 1500 E. 6th Street. DJs from Peligrosa will kick off the party when doors open at 8 p.m. 21+ welcome. $5 cover. Early arrival is suggested as this event is expected to be at capacity early. No advance tickets are available to purchase online.